State Sen. Eric Adams Has No Major-Party Opposition In Race To Succeed Markowitz

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz gave a rousing endorsement to his anticipated successor Monday, as he prepared to wrap up his own tenure in office.

As 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported, Markowitz said he would run again for borough president of he could. Due to term limits, such a run is not an option.

But on Tuesday, he appeared at a meet-and-greet to support his prospective successor, state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn).

Adams has no major party opposition. He is a retired NYPD captain, and an advocate for improving relations between police and local communities.

Markowitz said Adams is more than ready to lead Brooklyn.

“Whatever advice I give him, I tell him, ‘You’re not duty-bound to accept my advice, nor are you any way obligated to keep any of my programs or projects,’” Markowitz said.

Markowitz said the ballot Tuesday makes him feel good about helping get Brooklyn the recognition it deserved in the last decade. Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James are both Brooklyn residents.

“Of the three city-wides, two are Brooklyn, so I think we’re OK,” Markowitz said with a laugh. “I’ve done my job.”

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